Special issue on “solid-state NMR studies on polymers and biological solids”

Published 27 June, 2023


The interplay of hierarchical structures and dynamics in polymers and biological materials usually leads to unique functions and properties, while elucidating the molecular origin is typically challenging. Fortunately, solid-state NMR spectroscopy has become a crucial technique in elucidating atomic-resolution structures and dynamics of complex polymers and biological materials. In particular, with the rapid development of solid-state NMR methodologies and hardware, more challenging problems associated with these complex systems can now be addressed due to significant improvements in spectral resolution and signal sensitivity. This special issue is focused on highlighting the exciting recent progress on the development and applications of solid-state NMR in complex polymers and biological materials and will include contributions from the international NMR community. All types of contributions are welcome, which include research articles, regular reviews and mini-reviews.

Sub-topics covered in this Special Issue include:

  • Solid-state NMR techniques and applications
  • Low-field NMR
  • NMR instrumentation
  • NMR theory and calculation
  • Fast-field-cycling NMR
  • Rheo-NMR
  • Machine learning or AI for solid-state NMR
  • DNP solid-state NMR
  • Paramagnetic solid-state NMR

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 1st April 2024
  • Planned publication: August 2024

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select SI: SSNMR of macromolecules on submission. Papers that are accepted after undergoing peer review will be published open access with no fee payable by the author.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Rongchun Zhang

School of Emergent Soft Matter, South China University of Technology, China, Email: zhangcr@scut.edu.cn

Prof. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Department of Biophysics and Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Michigan Institute of Neuroscience, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Email: ramamoor@umich.edu.

Prof. Toshikazu Miyoshi

School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, USA, Email: miyoshi@uakron.edu

Prof. Pingchuan Sun

College of Chemistry, Nankai University, China, Email: spclbh@nankai.edu.cn

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